4/11/19 – Luke 14:7-35; Psalm 80:1-19; Proverbs 12:27-28
Luke 14: 28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you,30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’
My thoughts — any mission we take should be performed with the full intention of finishing the task. And to do this we must know what is expected and be prepared to give our full effort to bring the goal to completion.
And sometimes this takes sacrificing our pleasures and our goals — we must focus. To me this is exactly what Jesus expects & describes in this parable. We must count the cost and pursue the goal.